Dynamic Rope

by Crazy Star

Posted on July 05, 2005 at 4:00 AM

I was trying to figure out a way to make a platform character swing with a robe in his hands and so I found this:
<a style="text-decoration:underline overline;background:#ff0080;" href="http://freespace.virgin.net/hugo.elias/models/m_string.htm">http://freespace.virgin.net/hugo.elias/models/m_string.htm</a>;

-and converted it to gml. Unfortunately I couldn't really use it for that (maybe I should try examining pendulums).

But if you can use this for maybe a visual effect or something then that's cool...

*edit: hurray someone voted.. this reminds me to mention that you can turn the wind off by pressing W. It's not very nice anyway...


I've been messing around with bezier splines and I used them to draw my rope. If you think the original was anything you'll love this it looks so smooooth.
<img src="http://www.64digits.com/users/SpectreNectar/bezierrope.jpg">;
<a href="http://www.64digits.com/download.php?name=bezierRobe7b.gm6&id=3784">http://www.64digits.com/download.php?name=bezierRobe7b.gm6&id=3784</a>;

Requiem commented July 08, 2005 at 11:06 PM
Hey, that's pretty nifty. Kinda useless, but nifty.
ussyless commented September 11, 2005 at 4:59 AM
hmm why is it called robe?
anyway pretty cool i liked it :)
Crazy Star commented September 12, 2005 at 1:49 PM
Exellent question! Uhm.... I guess I'd have to say that I didn't know the english word for 'rubber band' at the time of writing.. would that be better?
oscar commented December 11, 2005 at 6:49 PM
Useless? This is fucking sweet, put some work on it and you can use it in a platformer game =D
MJGamesInc commented January 25, 2006 at 12:31 AM
man I love this haha dunno how to get it into a platformer tho..nice
Crazy Star commented April 02, 2006 at 10:10 AM
uploaded bezier version

thanks for all the nice comments :)
Hootiehoo commented July 22, 2006 at 11:05 AM
Hey, pretty cool! It would be better if you integrated those little pegs from Radnom Games's platform example.
DevonX commented September 30, 2006 at 2:12 AM
its pretty cool, i like how i can lay it on the ground and quickly raise and lower the end and the wave goes thru the entire rope, its pretty realistic. 9/10
Archive555 commented April 14, 2007 at 8:47 AM
Pretty awesome, but the bezier version doesn't act as realisticaly.